MCG News 17/02/19

Martinborough Golf Report

Reporter: Ailsa Malneek

Another week and another blistering assault from the sunshine!! The fairways are running like a racetrack but the greens are holding beautifully – great work Tim and team!

The Grumpies results, 1st  Mariana McDermott 42, 2ndRandall Warner and Ray Lind 41, 4thGarry Cuttance, Peter Price  and Rick Hargreaves on 40. Twos were  Peter Price and Nick Allen.

Ladies opening day was last Wednesday and saw a mix of 9 and 18 hole players take to the course for a Las Vegas Ambrose competition over 13 holes.  The dice didn’t always roll as hoped and lead to some interesting playing positions.  This week they will play an LGU nett round.  It will be the first qualifying round for Captain’s Trophy and Shootout.

Thursday club had it’s usual high turnout, 1stAlec Dondertman 46, 2ndNick Allen 42, 3rdRichard Mills, Doug Clark, Ro Griffiths, Bob Schofield, Sheldon McNamara, Bill Gordon and Robert Coy on 41. Twos: Sheldon (2), Sky Elworthy, Mariana, Andrew Lawler and John Warner, nearest the pin – Sandra Petersen.

Saturday’s competition was par and was a small but distinguished show of golfers! 1stBarry Johnson + 4, 2ndTerry Fleet +3.

Sunday rallied a few more players for medal, putting and shoot-out. 1stCathy Taylor 57, 2ndMarie Scrimshaw 59, 3rdDayle Scrimshaw 62, 4thKevin Williams 65. Putting was won by Dayle, twos: Marie Scrimshaw, Trevor Hawkins, Derek Stephens and Bill Jones.

On the horizon there’s the St John Tournament 5thApril. In the meantime there is plenty of interclub and other matches so good luck to all involved.

Make the most of the sunshine – unless you’re outside working in it; however there is rain forecast soon…phew!!  Good golfing everyone!!